Wednesday 24 May 2017

✜ J. Kenner ✜ HOLD ME ✜ #Stark4.1 ✜ #Excpert & Trailer ✜ #BlogTour ✜

©  Bianca  ✰  Janeane 

Stark Ever After Series #4.1

• 1001 Dark Nights Novella
• Release Date: 23 May 2017

New readers should/need to start with Nikki & Damien's first book #ReleaseMe ☺
4.5 Stars
My life with Damien has never been fuller. Every day is a miracle, and every night I lose myself in the oasis of his arms.
But there are new challenges, too. Our families. Our careers. And new responsibilities that test us with unrelenting, unexpected trials.
I know we will survivewe have to. Because I cannot live without Damien by my side. But sometimes the darkness seems overwhelming, and I am terrified that the day will come when Damien cannot bring the light. And I will have to find the strength inside myself to find my way back into his arms.

Only six weeks have gone by since #AnchorMe and BAM!!!! Nikki and Damien Stark are back with another little Novella!

 I hope this will keep on happening until the end of times! ☺

In HOLD ME, we start off right where we left our darlings in ANCHOR ME. Or rather, a few months later. Everything is a bit stressful and new and interesting. And Nikki is doubting herself a bit. She's not sure what to do with her company ... She wants to be at home, but she also wants to work.
Some decisions might need to be made! ☺
We spend some adorable reading-minutes (it's not even an hour, because the novella is so short :/) with Damien and Nikki! And also with Jackson and Sylvia and Jamie and Ryan!

This was the perfect little addition for all fans of Damien and Nikki!
I hope we'll get a new one every other month for ever and ever and ever!

This one was realllly short - it ends at 80% - but it was sweet and sexy and adorable and exciting!
I need to cut off a tiny little piece of my 5th star for the shortness and for the many repetitions! Julie repeats many things we already know. Facts about everyone's past, jobs, family, how they all met - it made the already short story even shorter - I think it's because this novella is part of the 1001 Dark Nights Novella series! They're hoping to attract new-to-the-Stark-series-readers. And that's totally ok with me. I still LOVED it. I will always love every little bit of Damien I can get my hands on! Or eyes :(

I never ever want to say goodbye to this series! 

HOLD ME was another adorable & sexy little #MustRead about Nikki & Damien and all the others!! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Damien - this one is MINE! 

ARC received for an honest review

Yes!  More Nikki and Damien!

I am not going to lie, I have been a Starkie since I first started reading this series, and each and every story makes me fall for him even more.

I quickly read Entice Me before I dived into Anchor Me, and I am glad that I did, because Anchor Me continues on right from the end.

It hasn't been that long since we last had our Damien fix - but for me it is always too long!

Hold Me carries on from where Anchor Me finishes, so if you are not up to date with the series, you will need to read that one first or there will be spoilers.

Damien and Nikki are just - I don't know, there aren't enough words for how much I adore them.

I love the softer side of Damien, and it really shines through in this novella, and Ms Kenner gives us a lovely insight into our lovelies lives.

I loved it. I need more.

Fight you for Damien - I win! He's mine!


I already know that Damien is running later than I am, because he’d called while I was stuck in traffic. Now I dismiss Bree for the night, then go peek in on both my girls. I want to wake them, to cuddle them close, but I let them sleep, contenting myself with watching the steady rise and fall of their little chests.
Then I take a quick shower, change into yoga pants and a T-shirt, and stretch out on our lovely iron bed, surrounded by paperwork.
That’s where I am when Damien finds me—although I’m asleep instead of busily working.
“Hey,” he says, brushing a kiss on my shoulder. “Long day?”
As I claw my way back to consciousness, he gathers my papers and sets them on the bedside table. There’s a glass of wine, too, and he hands it to me. I try to avoid alcohol since I’m breastfeeding, but I also did the research and know that a little bit isn’t a problem so long as I wait to pump or feed Anne.
“The longest,” I say, then take a grateful sip. I lean sideways against him, my back supported by the pile of pillows that rest against the wall. I give him the full rundown, the highlight of which is Eric’s surprising departure.
“You can handle continued growth,” he says, his loyalty giving me a nice warm boost of confidence. “But you’re also well-positioned to simply hold the line if that’s what you want to do. Even to downsize if it works out that way.”
I push away from him, frowning as my chest tightens uncomfortably. “What?”
“I’m just saying that you don’t have to go back to work full-throttle.”
I sit up straight. “Excuse me? Why? Because you can support us?”
“I can support us. But what I’m—”
“So I’m supposed to feel guilty about wanting to work just because you bring in billions?” Dammit, he knows how important my job is to me. How hard I’ve worked to build my business on my own, not relying on money that comes from Stark International.

He stares at me like someone might stare at a wild hyena. “That’s not what I’m saying at all.”



if you haven't read book #4 - ANCHOR ME - Nikki & Damien's recent full-length novel - DO IT NOW!





3.5 - TAKE ME

3.55 - TAME ME - Jamie & Ryan 1
3.6 - HAVE ME

3.8 - SEDUCE ME 
3.9 - UNWRAP ME 
3.11 - ENTICE ME
3.12 - TEMPT ME - Jamie & Ryan 2  

4.1 - HOLD ME

Of course there are a few connected Spin-Off trilogies happening here and there... 
First the Heated, Wanted, Ignited - very slightly connected!
Then it's Jackson Steele's trilogy, very connected:
Say My Name, On My Knees, Under My Skin
And then it's Dallas Sykes with
Dirtiest Secret, Hottest Mess, Sweetest Taboo.
And this year we'll have the Wicked Spin-Off which features a few guys we already met and see again in Anchor Me:
Wicked Grind, Wicked Dirty, Wicked Torture.

J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.
Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy, Victorian-era thrillers (coming soon), and paranormal mommy lit.
Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, has been consistently in development in Hollywood since prior to publication. Most recently, it has been optioned by Warner Brothers Television for development as series on the CW Network with Alloy Entertainment producing.
JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swopn for him.” A three time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy).
Her books have sold well over a million copies and are published in over over twenty countries.
In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas. She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats.